Abortion Issues

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Office Of Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Refuses To Condemn FBI Raid, Prosecution of 11 Peaceful Pro-Lifers



The Federalist tried reaching out to Gov. Lee’s office by phone, via his online contact form, and in an email to Lee’s Director of Communications, Casey Sellers, to ask if the governor was taking any action to protect pro-lifers like the 11 charged this week. When the communications office did not respond, a note of the governor’s non-response was included in an article about the FBI raid on Gallagher.

Shortly after the story was published, Sellers responded, saying that the governor condemned violent attacks on Tennessee pro-life pregnancy resource centers and the DOJ’s refusal to bring those responsible to justice. “The politicization of Pres. Biden’s DOJ is an abuse of power, and the American people deserve answers about vandalism and violent threats against pregnancy resource centers across the country,” she said. “Gov. Lee has called this terrorism and demanded that a recent attack against Hope Clinic in Nashville be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Her answer, however, made no mention of the FBI’s raid on Gallagher or its prosecution of other pro-lifers.

When the aforementioned article was not updated with Seller’s off-topic response, she emailed again yesterday evening, writing, “It looks like the story hasn’t been updated, so making sure you’ve seen this.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Charles Kuhar Sr. and Theresa Kuhar, two residents of Philadelphia, first filed suit against the city after Kenney announced its intent to contribute half-a-million dollars to the Abortion Liberation Fund — an organization with the express purpose of providing financial assistance to women to pay for abortions. Upon learning that Kenney’s administration had already transferred the cash to the Abortion Liberation Fund, the Kuhars filed an amended complaint, seeking both a rule that the transfer of funds violates the federal Hyde Amendment, the Pennsylvania constitution, and two Pennsylvania statutes, and an order for the taxpayer money to be returned to the city.

The Hyde Amendment provides that federal funds may not be used to pay for an abortion. The Pennsylvania constitution, for its part, prohibits the use of appropriations from the commonwealth “for charitable, educational or benevolent purposes.” Two Pennsylvania statutes also specifically regulate the use of commonwealth and federal funds, expressly providing that such funds may not be “expended by any State or local government agency for the performance of abortions.”

Notwithstanding these restrictions on the use of federal and commonwealth funds, in July of 2022, the city of Philadelphia gave the Abortion Liberation Fund $500,000 of taxpayer dollars out of its general fund. Money in the general fund came from money obtained from the commonwealth, funds received directly from the federal government, federal funds appropriated by the commonwealth, and local tax dollars.

In response to the Kuhars’ lawsuit, the city and the Abortion Liberation Fund argued that the $500,000 represents city surplus funds and not dollars received from the commonwealth or the federal government, and therefore there is no violation of the Hyde Amendment or the commonwealth laws. And the city is free to use its own taxpayer dollars to fund activities it believes beneficial for society, such as abortions, the defendants argue.

The Kuhars counter that because the money was commingled in the general fund, and because money is fungible, it is irrelevant that the city had received more than $500,000 in local tax dollars. The violation is clear, they maintain.






 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Dem Ad Uses Doc Who Settled Fatal Botched Abortion, Was Charged With Sex Crimes



The Democrat-supporting House Majority PAC has been triaging its ad spending in states as its coffers run dry and the GOP expands its midterm battle map in the final weeks of the midterm election cycle. One ad they did fund in Nevada, however, is now raising eyebrows for the doctor used in the ad to attack Republican April Becker running in the "Toss Up" contest for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.


"Before Roe v. Wade, doctors saw plenty of botched back-alley abortions and far too many women died," Dr. Adam Levy, an OB/GYN in Las Vegas, says in the ad for the Democrat House Majority PAC. "Never did I think we'd be back here as a nation," the doctor continues. "But politicians like April Becker have led us to this moment. Becker is so anti-abortion her extreme backers would ban all abortions, even in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother," he says before claiming "April Becker is a dangerous threat to the women of Nevada."

As it turns out, Dr. Levy — who is also an associate professor at UNLV and works at the Birth Control Care Center — is seemingly the worst possible messenger the House Majority PAC could have used.
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
How many mothers died of botched abortions compared with the number of babies that died for successful ones.?
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Political Stunt? Viral Abortion Horror Story in Missouri Perfectly Timed for October Surprise



The red flags in this story are numerous. Let’s start with the fact that it’s completely unverifiable. The hospital is on the record saying they can’t answer any questions about it because of HIPPA. The reporter at the News-Leader, Susan Szuch, says she reviewed medical records that showed Farmer was at great risk of dying, with many complications like deep vein thrombosis and risk of hysterectomy. If that is true, Farmer absolutely qualified for abortion under section 7 of Missouri’s abortion law. It’s not even arguable. Here’s what the law says:


“Medical emergency”, a condition which, based on reasonable medical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert the death of the pregnant woman or for which a delay will create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman; (
7)] (8) “Physician”, any person licensed to practice medicine in this state by the state board of registration for the healing arts;
[(8)] (9) “Reasonable medical judgment”, a medical judgment that would be made by a reasonably prudent physician, knowledgeable about the case and the treatment possibilities with respect to the medical conditions involved;

Farmer’s condition met every legal requirement. PJ Media spoke with Rep. Nick Schroer, the author of the abortion law in Missouri, and he agreed. “It’s leftist propaganda. I have no idea what kind of practitioner would just toss their hands up and hypothetically let a woman die when we have protections in the law that everyone, even the governor, myself, and the Attorney General have reiterated time and time again,” he said.

“It’s absolutely an emergency,” he continued. “This is atrocious. I think any practitioner that will just refer a woman out and just say, alright, we can’t do anything you have to go home and take care of this on your own is negligence and medical malpractice.”

Shroer continued to cast doubt on the media coverage. “The media, who should be second guessing these claims and questioning these claims and trying to verify, instead puts these allegations out there to stoke fear just in time for the midterm elections,” he observed.

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The medical community’s stance on these issues even after being proven wrong is always to say that the law is too ambiguous for them to comprehend, and so they go to extremes in order to protect themselves from liability.

Or maybe it’s something else, like those click-worthy headlines that help Democrats get back in power.

That leads us back to Farmer’s story. The self-proclaimed “pro-life Christian” has an unusual social media presence for a person with those beliefs. Farmer’s Facebook page is full of posts mocking Christians. She also belongs to a Facebook group that mocks conservatives called Conservatives Threatening Us With a Good Time Again! In one post, Farmer declares, “This is why I don’t believe in any religion.”

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Her Twitter followers are also interesting, along with whom she follows, which I have archived. They’re all blue-checked Missouri Democrats or political operatives. One of them, Alex Whitt, the campaign manager for AG Shmitt’s opponent Trudy Busch Valentine (who also follows Farmer), is followed by Hillary Clinton herself. Farmer looks less like a “pro-life Christian” and more like a Democrat political operative.


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But the coup de grâce is the campaign ad Farmer made that was posted on Oct. 20 — just days after her viral story dropped in the Gannett media. One should ask why Farmer didn’t come forward with this story when it happened back in August but instead waited until two weeks before the elections to do so. This is the definition of a manufactured October surprise.

 
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GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Abortion Activists Don’t Speak For This Rape Survivor Who Loved Her ‘Innocent’ Unborn Child



Pro-abortion activists present the practice as a consequence-free solution for rape, but they fail to consider the humanity of both the pre-born child and the woman experiencing the trauma of rape. It’s as if they think ending the life of the unborn child will heal the victim’s pain.

Women who find themselves in situations like this but choose to continue opposing abortion are, ironically, frequently accused of being heartless and cruel. In degrading confrontations, they are told the lives of their pre-born children do not matter.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Legislators who were pushing behind the scenes for an investigation heard nothing about this until it broke on ABC. Why? Who ordered the investigation? Based on research into the federal law cited, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, this is the latest weapon the federal government is trying to use against states that have restricted abortion. The guidance issued by Becerra was actually enjoined by a Texas Supreme Court when Texas sued Becerra for attempting to interfere in Texas law. Here’s what the judge, in that case, said about EMTALA.

Does a 1986 federal law ensuring emergency medical care for the poor and uninsured, known as EMTALA, require doctors to provide abortions when doing so would violate state law? Texas law already overlaps with EMTALA to a significant degree, allowing abortions in life-threatening conditions and for the removal of an ectopic or miscarried pregnancy. But in Dobbs’s wake and in an attempt to resolve any potential conflict with state law, the Department of Health and Human Services issued Guidance purporting to remind providers of their existing EMTALA obligations to provide abortions regardless of state law. That Guidance goes well beyond EMTALA’s text, which protects both mothers and unborn children, is silent as to abortion, and preempts state law only when the two directly conflict. Since the statute is silent on the question, the Guidance cannot answer how doctors should weigh risks to both a mother and her unborn child. Nor can it, in doing so, create a conflict with state law where one does not exist. The Guidance was thus unauthorized.

Missouri’s Health Department investigation into the violation of EMTALA will inevitably find that the hospital did not violate EMTALA because that law has nothing to do with abortion—as is clear in the language of the law—and instead deals with hospitals that turn away patients who cannot afford to pay for the care they need. Does Missouri’s Health Department already know this? They should. The Supreme Court ruling in Texas was widely reported, and the enjoinment is clearly stated on the HHS website that HHS cannot enforce its “guidance” issued by Becerra. So why would the Missouri Health Department launch an investigation into a federal law that the hospitals have already been told doesn’t apply to abortion regulation?

In cases like Farmer’s, the hospitals are supposed to rely on state law. But this hospital appears to have ignored that law. If it had adhered to Missouri statute it would have treated Farmer and not forced her across state lines. We are now back to the same place we started. The investigation that needs to happen must come from the attorney general’s office. It must investigate why the hospital ignored state law, not federal as there is no federal abortion law that applies to Missouri.

Why is ABC helping the Missouri Health Department push this EMTALA false narrative? It’s not hard to guess why. Clearly, Democrats want EMTALA to apply to abortion or they wouldn’t have already tried it in Texas. They want to be able to overrule a state’s abortion restrictions. This renewed invocation of EMTALA as being some kind of relevant law could once again be an attempt to force new federal legislation to add abortion to EMTALA under the guise of solving these manufactured horror stories. The question is, who is it inside Missouri’s Health Department who wants to help Democrats?








 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Non-stop Abortion Ads Are Making Democrat Women Look Like Bloodthirsty Ghouls



“In a tacit admission that they have nothing new or helpful to offer, Democrats are going all-in on a massive abortion pep rally in the 2022 midterm races. They’re heading into the election cycle homestretch with a massive $124 million already spent on pro-abortion television ads — nearly 20 times what they spent pushing pregnancy termination in the 2018 midterms…,” I wrote back in September. And that ad spending has ballooned even more since then.


 

stgislander

Well-Known Member
PREMO Member

Non-stop Abortion Ads Are Making Democrat Women Look Like Bloodthirsty Ghouls



“In a tacit admission that they have nothing new or helpful to offer, Democrats are going all-in on a massive abortion pep rally in the 2022 midterm races. They’re heading into the election cycle homestretch with a massive $124 million already spent on pro-abortion television ads — nearly 20 times what they spent pushing pregnancy termination in the 2018 midterms…,” I wrote back in September. And that ad spending has ballooned even more since then.



It's all they got. That and Jan 6th.
 

OccamsRazor

Well-Known Member
Mentioned in another thread. Every damn day I see a Tudor Dixon/Betsy Devoss anti-abortion campaign ad on my DirecTV. They are on a Michigan ticket. Why are they running ads in MD? Someone checked/selected the wrong state when submitting the paperwork to DTV for the ads :rolleyes:
 

Ken King

A little rusty but not crusty
PREMO Member
Mentioned in another thread. Every damn day I see a Tudor Dixon/Betsy Devoss anti-abortion campaign ad on my DirecTV. They are on a Michigan ticket. Why are they running ads in MD? Someone checked/selected the wrong state when submitting the paperwork to DTV for the ads :rolleyes:
Did Directv get paid for running the ad or was it the network/channel that got the money?
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
Mentioned in another thread. Every damn day I see a Tudor Dixon/Betsy Devoss anti-abortion campaign ad on my DirecTV. They are on a Michigan ticket. Why are they running ads in MD? Someone checked/selected the wrong state when submitting the paperwork to DTV for the ads :rolleyes:
I have StarLink, and the commercials I get are dependent on what the network uses as your POP location. For a while, my POP was in Georgia, so I got all the Georgia ads and political stuff. Recently, my POP was moved to NY, so now it's NY/NJ local commercials and Hochul ads. Possible because you're using DirecTV your "targeted" ads are misdirected.
 

SamSpade

Well-Known Member
Thing is - unless there’s some kind of national law either banning it or legalizing it nationally - it is now in the hands of states and state legislatures. What representatives and senators say now is mostly irrelevant.

And that national legislation is going nowhere as long as neither side can agree to the kind of compromise seen in almost every developed nation in the world.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Disturbing: Women Can Now Get an Abortion at Nine Months in California



Prop 1., would allow women to receive an abortion up until the time of birth, or when the baby is viable, meaning there are no limitations for when an unborn baby’s life could be cut off.

“We have governors that won their re-elections tonight in other states that are banning books, that are banning speech, that is banning abortion,” Newsom said following his victory, adding “And here we are in California moving in a completely different direction… that’s a deep point of pride.”

State lawmakers introduced the measure following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, stating that California “shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.”
 
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